Second annual Hickson/Leaming pool tourney held

COLBORNE — Twenty players came to vie for the title and cash prize in the second annual Scott Hickson and Dave Leaming Memorial Tournament at the Colborne Legion Sunday, Nov. 27.

With the players randomly twinned to form 10 teams, the action got underway shortly after noon. Competition was tight, winding up with a three-team playoff required at the end of the afternoon.

When play was done, first place went to Kim Hickson, widow of Scott, and Howie Bested (who travelled from Toronto to participate). Custom cue sleeves and cash were awarded. In addition, the duo will have their names engraved for the in-house trophy.

All winners will be receiving plaques to mark their pool prowess.

Second place went to Sharon Campbell and Bruce Ellis. Third place winners were Eric Mitchell and John Bedard.

Tournament organizer Bill Lutton praised matrix marvel Jim White who kept the logistics of competition on the roll.

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New Year’s Eve “house party”

Title: New Year’s Eve “house party”
Location: Colborne Legion, 92 King St. E.
Description: There’s no charge! It’s a community house party welcome for the new year 2012.
Join us for munchies, comradeship and easy-going celebration! All welcome!
Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2011-12-31

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New Year’s Day Levee

Title: New Year’s Day Levee
Location: Colborne Legion, 92 King St. E.
Description: Welcome 2012! Celebrate our community wit music, munchies and comradeship in the club room. Everyone, all ages, welcome!
Start Time: 13:30
Date: 2012-01-01

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Main hall bookings close

Title: Main hall bookings close
Location: Colborne Legion, 92 King St. E.
Description: Main hall bookings close as the preparation of Christmas hampers gets underway!
Club room remains open every day from 1 p.m.! All welcome.
Start Date: 2011-12-18
End Date: 2011-12-27

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Executive and General Membership meeting

Title: Executive and General Membership meeting
Location: Colborne Legion, 92 King St. E.
Description: The Br. 187 executive meets at 7 p.m. followed by the monthly general membership meeting — and induction of three new members! — at 7:30 p.m.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-11-15

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Silent Auction, wine and cheese reception

Title: Silent Auction, wine and cheese reception
Location: Colborne Legion, 92 King St. E.
Description: A seasonal favourite! Garner stocking stuffers and unique pressies! Enjoy the silent auction, munchies and fun in the club room! Everyone welcome!
Start Time: 13:30
Date: 2011-12-11

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Club 55 Christmas luncheon

Title: Club 55 Christmas luncheon
Location: Colborne Legion, 92 King St. E.
Description: Club 55 members are hosted at a Christmas luncheon specially prepared by “Cooky” Marilyn Babcock.
Start Time: 11:45 a.m.
Date: 2011-12-06

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Meet the Author

Title: Meet the Author
Location: Colborne Legion, 92 King St. E.
Description: Meet author of “Rural Reflections” Grahame Woods and wife Glorya who will relate stories and background of 27 years of farm life in Morganston, Cramahe Twp.
Free admission. Financial donations to the food bank appreciated!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2011-12-04
End Time: 16:00

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Things took flight at Remembrance Day dinner Nov. 11

COLBORNE —  Things took flight at the annual Remembrance Day dinner at Br. 187 Colborne Nov. 11.

Pete Fisher, author of the book  Highway of Heroes: True Patriot Love,  provided insights into the uniquely Canadian grassroots movement that commemorates Canada’s fallen military personnel on repatriation.

Then, Capt. Tyler Simon of 429 Squadron, CFB Trenton, updated guests on the activities and international movements of the team overseeing the C17 (Globemaster) aircraft.

Dinner attendees listened with rapt attention as the two guests spoke, proof there is a keen interest in Canada’s military service people facing unique and often testing challenges.

As a special commemoration of the 80th anniversary of  Royal Canadian Legion Br. 187, Cramahe Twp. Mayor Marc Coombs presented a plaque depicting he and Br. President Patti May cutting commemorative cakes — plus a special photo with Br. 187 Meritorious Medal recipient Don Prentice and wife Ada. As an added gift, a second replica of the gift to Br. 187 was presented to Comrade Prentice.

The dinner, hosted and served by the Br. 187 Ladies’ Auxiliary, also included LA President Tracey Loveless presenting a $500 cheque to Br. 187 President Patti May. The funds are designated for the community service account to support the local food bank.

Poppy co-chairs Carol and Gord McDonald presented a preliminary report of this year’s campaign and the annual Cenotaph wreath-laying ceremonies. A final financial tally will be completed when all poppy donation boxes have been counted.


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Colborne crowd marks Remembrance Day ceremonies in Victoria Square Park

COLBORNE — They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
Sat the going down of the dun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

The weather held. Despite hail and sleet through the night Nov. 10, the wind, rain and cold weather held off for the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Colborne Cenotaph in Victoria Square Park.

Parade Marshall Jim White ordered the parade participants for the march westward along King St. to Victoria Square Park Cenotaph. The pipes of the No. 413 Trenton Pipe Band skirled, the drums beating the march for the members of Br. 187, the Colborne Legion, and  a strong contingent from 429 Squadron, (Globemaster) out of Trenton which is liaised with the Colborne Legion.

This year, all the kids, Grades K through 8, from Colborne Public School were attendance, a tremendous boost to the parade. They kids were well-behaved, respectful and watchful.

There was no CD player to render Taps or the Reveille, but  Padre Barbara Anne Ramer led the service with dignity and meaning.

Poppy campaign co-chairs Carol and Gord McDonald also organized the wreath-laying at the cenotaph.

This year, the honour roll for Br. 187 members who have passed on include: Stan Todd, Albert Edwards, Clare Haynes, George Baitley  and Jim Montgomery,

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The wreaths laid were offered as follows:

Dominion of Canada, Kathy Galt; Province of Ontario, Kailyn Kelly;
Township of Cramahe  Mayor Marc Coombs;
Canadian Armed Forces, Capt. Moreau and Sgt. Lee;
Ontario Provincial Police, Inspector Doug Borton;
in memory of Capt Charles S. Rutherford, VC, MC, MM, Walter Rutherford;
Royal Canadian Legion Br. 187, President Patti May;
in memory of fallen comrades, Don Prentice;
Br. 187 Ladies , LA President Tracey Loveless;
Cramahe Twp. Fire Dept., Chief Brandon Northup;
Rotary Club of Colborne, President Al Brisco;
Lions Club of Colborne, Brenda Dohia;
Order of Masonic Lodge Colborne, Gord McArthur;
Orange Lodge, Carl Wilce;
in memory of Samuel Bachellier, Bill and Buddy Bachellier;
in memory of Wilfred Hockney, great0granddaughter Masson;
in memory of Keith Clark, Gord McDonald;
in memory of Major P.R. Jack, Taylor Ainsworth;
in memory of Frank Cochrane, Marlene Harnden;
in memory of Frank, Percy, Bill and Frank Ball, Judy Sabins;
in memory of Art and Maisie Bachellier, Bill and Budy Bachellier;
in memory of Sam Cochrane, Marlene Harnden;
Optimist Club of Colborne, Lyle Honey;
Probus Club of Colborne, Martin Noakes and Judy Eakins;
Order of the Eastern Star Colborne, Barbara Chapman and Ruth Chapman;
Salem United Church, Jim Peters;
in memory of Maj. Jack Armstrong, Jane Whaley;
in memory of Argyle, Roy and Winston Packard, Mary Learmonth;
in memory of Roy LaSalle, Ida Hartford;
in memory of Gordon “Ab” Ellis, Marilyn Babcock;
in memory of Richard Dekeyser, Lee Dekeyser;
in memory of Lt. E.V. “Buff” Jack, Taylor Ainsworth;
in memory of John Dunk, Ernie Dunk;
in memory of Dennis O’Gorman, Gord McDonald;


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